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  • Creative times and new ears!

    Travel Journal from Thailand Thailand | Thu Jun 14, 2012

    Yesterday was another great day at the shelter. I kinda have a routine to my day now. I'll get up, go for my morning bike ride, have a shower, eat breakfast and then the rest of the morning consists of planning activities and chilling out perhaps by reading or playing the guitar. Then after lunch we went to our local coffee shop for a planning meeting and by the time …

    HannahKateWhitchurch
    A creative evening

  • Back to My Roots

    Travel Journal from United States United States | Wed Jun 13, 2012

    I am so excited to start a journey I've always dreamed of. I'm going to work with children in Ecuador, my country of origin. I've been volunteering in my own community in NY since I was 9 years old. The feeling of helping out was always rewarding and I wanted to do more...further away. What better place than where I'm from? I know the language so that won't be a …

    CarolValencia
    Back to My Roots

  • An evening outing for the girls!

    Travel Journal from Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand | Sat Jun 09, 2012

    Sahwatdeeka! So it's me again! I have had probably my best day so far in Thailand! This morning was mega busy with a large bunch of the local school kids coming in to baan yuu suk (the name of our shelter)! On top of these we had various other kids from the local community coming in for english lessons. I was put in charge of teaching the younger ones for 2 …

    HannahKateWhitchurch
    Taking the Girls Out for the evening.

  • open roof trucks and coconut ice cream.

    Travel Journal from Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand | Mon Jun 11, 2012

    Yesterday was a lovely finish to a great weekend. We started the day with teaching our girls and some of the community kids English. We were able to teach them how to use question words (what, when etc). The girls were picking it up pretty quickly but the community kids not so much. I think this is something that probably needs working on. We then took the girls swimming which they …

    HannahKateWhitchurch
    My favourite weekend!

  • Laughter is the best medicine!

    Travel Journal from Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand | Thu Jun 07, 2012

    Hey guys sorry its me again! i guess you know I'm getting back to my old self as I'm natteri again! I have had such a lovely evening that I felt it good to end today with a positive note! I have been in Thailand for one week today and it's actually starting to feel like a home away from home. This evening I sat out on the porch as I do …

    HannahKateWhitchurch
    It's me again!

Travel Articles

  • Check Out These Great Blogs and Websites Before you Travel!

    Tue May 24, 2011

    If you’re looking for some inspiring travel sites to browse through on the net before you head off for your volunteer project, why not check out some of our favourites below and get lost in the cacophony of news sites, travel updates, blogs and much more! Wanderlust http://www.wanderlust.co.u…  Read More

  • Travel Tips for the Philippines: Part 2

    Thu May 19, 2011

    For the second part of my travel tips for the Philippines I just want to let you know about some of the trips you can take if have a long weekend or a little longer to spare. I firstly want to start by talking about my favourite place in the Philippines.  It’s not that close to Tacloban …  Read More

  • Travel Tips for the Philippines: Part 1

    Thu May 19, 2011

    During the passed three years of my life I have spent one and a half of these living in the Philippines.  I started by doing a six month stint as a volunteer, then, after a year travelling around Australia, a few months travelling Asia and a little bit of time back in the UK, I returned to the…  Read More

  • 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Volunteered

    Mon May 16, 2011

    Do your research into the country that you’re travelling to... For many this will be the first thing on your To Do list, but make sure you know the area that you are going too. It is all well and good looking at the country as a whole and the big tourist attractions or amazing places to visit…  Read More


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    Advice and Tips for the Philippines

    This is to provide inside tips about travelling around the Philippines.

    Topic Money in the Philippines

    Started by kayaadvisor, 0 Reply

    To all those travelling to the Philippines let me just tell you that as soon as possible change one of your P500 or P1000 notes and get some 20, 50 and 100 Peso notes. Try and do this before you get a taxi for example because many taxi drivers will say they do not have change and you will end up paying far too much for your taxi ride. Also, when travelling by taxi always use a metre taxi and make sure that they switch it on so you don't get ripped off!

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